Nov 242010
 November 24, 2010  Posted by  Court, Laws

Tracey Dalzell Walsh reports:

Two telecom companies say Mississippi enacted an unconstitutional law that prohibits electronic “spoofing”: using devices that disguise the calling phone number, so caller ID systems cannot tell where the call is coming from.


The plaintiffs say that only Congress or the Federal Communications Commission have the power to impose such sweeping requirements on interstate phone calls. Calling it a 1st Amendment violation, they say the Act “violates the rights of potentially millions of PSTN [public switched telephone network] and World Wide Web users to offer protected speech, including the right to do so anonymously.”

Read more on Courthouse News. You can read the complaint here.

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